Friday 04.12


Sugarbakers gets spoofed by Uptown Players at Rose Room
Jamie Morris’ latest parody of a TV show is rolling along at Station 4, with a cast of men in drag — just what you’d expect to see at the Rose Room. The show gets a long run with Morris himself as the matriarch in this camp adaptation of the sassy ’80s sitcom
Designing Women — called, of course, Re-Designing Women. Fasten your girdles, fellas!

The Rose Room at Station 4
3911 Cedar Springs Road.

Through May 19.


Saturday 04.13


It’s men in tights in Waxahachie!
We wouldn’t exactly call what you see walking around at Scarborough Faire cross-dressing, but really, it’s just drag of a different kind. Cool, often hot nerds show up for the annual Renaissance Festival in tights and codpieces and jester hats to enjoy the beautiful weather; fun food like steak on a stake and huge turkey legs; nifty vendors of fantasy artisan crafts from candles to die-cast chess seters; and clever entertainers, including men covered in mud and large-breasted women in bustiers. It’s a grandly enjoyable trip back a few hundred years.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Grounds
2511 FM 66, Waxahachie.

Weekends through May 27, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.


Saturday 04.13


Paul Taylor Dance spins into Eisemann
At 82, the bisexual choreographer Paul Taylor is still going strong,
with two companies performing his dances around the globe. The main company, Paul Taylor Dance, will plie and enchechat into the Eisemann Center again with three pieces, including his 1980 piece set to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, plus Brandenburgs and 2011’s
The Uncommitted.

Eisemann Center for Performing Arts

2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.
8 p.m. $45–$65.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 12, 2013.